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Tissue Rebuilding with Regenerative Medicine

It has been estimated that about 80% of patient visits to primary care physicians involve pain from the musculoskeletal system. Over many years, injuries generally accumulate, causing “wear and tear” of the joints, ligaments, and tendons. The chronic pain and functional limitation caused by these conditions often limits quality of life, athletic performance, and enjoyment …

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The “Baby Stem Cell” Fraud

  At the most recent 5th Annual Conference of the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation, several hours were devoted to the science (or lack there-of) regarding the use of packaged “Baby Stem Cell” products. These are products sold as “amnion”, “umbilical”, or “placental” tissue, cord blood, or amniotic fluid. There is an unscientific myth that these products …

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Bad Batch

  Like millions of others, I really enjoy listening to podcasts. One especially chilling and engaging podcast series was “Dr. Death” by Laura Beil. This same journalist has created a new series called Bad Batch. https://wondery.com/shows/bad-batch/ This podcast details the true events that involves several patients (many in Texas) who sought out a “miracle cure” …

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Causes and Treatments for Headaches and Migraines

  Headaches are an extremely common condition patients seek treatment for with a prevalence in the general population of 48.9%.  Headaches affect people of all ages, races, and socioeconomic status.  Headache types are characterized by the symptoms associated with them and classic pain pattern.  Some of the most common headaches are Tension Headaches characterized by …

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The CHARM Difference

  It looks the New England Patriots are heading for another strong season. This may sound familiar, because they have been consistently winning year after year. I do not claim to be a Patriots fan, but I certainly admire their commitment to success. They have created a culture that fosters excellence. When evaluating this organization, …

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What is a Physiatrist?

  Over the 25 years of private practice, I have been asked many times as to what exactly I do in my specialty. The doctors at CHARM are Physiatrists. Physiatrists are physicians (MD or DO’s) who have completed training in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), and may be subspecialty certified in Brain Injury …

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ACL Repair – CHARM Patient Case

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a major stabilizing ligament in the knee. Rupture of the ACL can lead to significant pain, functional deficits and accelerated joint degeneration due to knee instability. Tissues such as cartilage, tendons and ligaments have inherent limitations in healing and regeneration. This is, in part, due to the avascular nature …

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Athletic Elbow Injuries

Many sports produce varying degrees of high-intensity stress on the elbow as the arm is used for throwing, catching, and swinging. The elbow has several different interconnected bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons which must work in a coordinated fashion to allow flexibility while providing stability.   There are many connections within the elbow that can …

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